Category Archives: Hockey

Thursday Smackdown: Zevon vs. Brodsky for Best Hockey Song

Yes, Game 6 of the NBA Finals was as compelling as basketball gets. Back and forth, legacies on the line, defeat snatched from the jaws of victory by a team known for not folding. Even that emergency weather system interruption added to the drama. Let’s hope that tonight’s title game is as scintillating. But, you […]

Sunday’s Sports Shorts: Lefty Up, C-J Left Behind & More

Updated 6/16 at 2:44 pm. From some initial comments I have received regarding this column, some people, perhaps even most who take delivery of the C-J, received a sports section Sunday morning with stories, which did not not appear in the edition I received. I stand by what I wrote about what I received. There […]

Sunday Sports Shorts: Hoops, Pucks, Prodigal Sons & Daughters +

Just when I’ve gotten past my Hansbrough enmity — Thanks BirdMan Anderson — just when I’m ready to embrace a team with a Not Ready For Prime Time enfant terrible nicknamed “Born Ready,” just when I’m glorying in the reality that 2/3s of the Miami triumvirate are self destructing before my eyes, Roy Hibbert’s gotta […]

Hump Day Sports Shots: Hurrahs and Harrumphs

It seems like everyday there’s some new rating coming out in an attempt to put some aspect of life into more hierarchy than it really is. Lots of them are sports related. As if anything matters other than performance on the field, diamond, pitch, court or ice. Most are pretty stupid. Example A: This season’s […]

Sports Shorts Tuesday: T-Will, Titles & T-Bone

Branding is one thing. Brandishing, another altogether. Rick Pitino has used the former, advertising terminology, regarding his mission at U of L. As in “rebranding the program.” I hate such talk, but know what he means. Brandishing is what former Cardinal baller Terrence Williams has been charged with. As in waving a gun about in […]

Monday Morning Dispatch: Hoops, Red Wings & (Sigh) Tiger

Among my crowd, it’s known as the Edgar Sosa play. Others have referred to it as the Siva Clear Out. You local hoopaholics know what I’m talking about. With less than a shot clock to play, the Cardinals have the ball, game tied or one down. Four guys clear out, allowing Edgar or Russ or […]

Back in Biz: Sporting Scene with a Gangsta Lean

I have no idea what my title means. Hope it got your attention, and you now realize after almost two weeks away that I’m baaaaaaaaaaack. Open for business. One more caveat. I’m not totally on my game yet. And, apparently, Golden State didn’t have quite enough last night in San Antonio. I figured it was […]

Derby Week Sports Update From Afar

At this moment, I’m not in Louisville, but in New Orleans. I think you knew that. I’m drinking a Tuesday morning cup o’ joe, in a city that took its coffee seriously way before Seattle told us we must. Along with it, I’m enjoying a cinnamon scone, which contains significantly less than an ounce of […]

Sunday Sound Off: The Full Manti & Much More

Here’s some perspective, Louisville Cardinal faithful, on yesterday’s home L to Syracuse. Fourteen teams in the Top 25 lost last week. And that doesn’t include not-in-Top-25 Wisconsin, who gave a Top 10 performance in Bloomington before going Bottom 150 in a loss to Iowa. It’s conference play time. So much fun it is. * * […]

Seedy K Sounds Off On Sports Tuesday

I’m not sure we learned much about the current state of college football from the most boring bowl season in memory. Other than Clemson’s single digit W in the battle of the Death Valleys, the Hook Em Horns late comeback against the Beavers, The Potato Eaters Vegas W over UDub and Arizona’s nailbiter over Nevada, […]